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Kumagoro

Gianluca Aicardi

  • Name: Gianluca "Kumagoro" Aicardi
  • Preferred Format: Modern, Commander, Legacy Tribal Wars, Limited

About:

"I hail from Genoa, Italy.

"When I don't write about Magic, I write about film and television. In general, I write a lot.

"When I play Magic, I usually play something with green in it. I don't know why I like green so much, I'm not even so concerned about the environment—though I'm concerned enough.

"When I don't play Magic, I play things like X-Wing or Zombicide. But mostly I watch films and TV shows.

"When I do things I don't like to do as much as playing games and watching films, I'm a freelance translator, editor, and proofreader. I also worked as head of programming for a couple film festivals.

"I might have some mild OCD."

All Articles by Gianluca Aicardi

Playmat Icons: Demons

By Kumagoro (2021-02-24)

Tormentor of souls, brokers of deals, or just plain deliverers of vicious brutality, Demons often make for the scariest presence on the battlefield. They come in all sinister shapes and horned forms, and black is their favorite color. So if you're willing to strike a bargain with them, be ready to plunge into darkness.

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A Layperson's Guide to the Gods

By Kumagoro (2021-01-25)

They're hungry for devotion on Theros, ask feats of the mortals on Amonkhet, and have literally two faces on Kaldheim. Magic's Gods are a colorful bunch—and not just figuratively, as they mostly appear in five-color cycles. Let's gaze at them in awe, from the dawn of their creation to their not quite Götterdämmerung.

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Playmat Icons: Sphinxes

By Kumagoro (2021-01-21)

When they're not eating those who fail to solve their puzzle challenges, Sphinxes incarnate blue's card advantage in the shape of evasive finishers. Be they pulled from ancient Egyptian lore or from Greek mythology, it's not a mystery that these cunning creatures puts an enigmatic twist to their Magic builds.

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Kaldheim Spotlight: Pyre of Heroes

By Kumagoro (2021-01-11)

When Birthing Pod was banned five years ago, Modern lost its most powerful search engine. Throughout the years, several cards have tried to revive the thrill of those glorious activations, but none of them got closer to that promise than Kaldheim's Pyre of Heroes—tribal angle be damned.

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Playmat Icons: Angels

By Kumagoro (2020-12-17)

When they're not announcing immaculate conceptions or decorating festive trees, Angels are the bringers of swift, evasive judgment in all combinations of white. Ethereal beings made of pure mana, these exquisite creatures have graced many Magic decks throughout the years — with no rest and no mercy, no matter what.

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